Two studies in 2015 sum up the problem with statin. The first showed that it made very little difference to mortality. In other words, if you take the drugs all your life it wont reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. The other showed it increased the rate of diabetes by almost 100% along with diabetic complications, reduced exercise capacity and weight gain. During the eight years of the study, the group taking statins had a 90% increased risk of developing diabetes for the first time, compared to non-statin users, and a 250% increased risk of diabetes with complications. This is serious.
The problem arises from the fact that cholesterol is not the number one killer it is made out to be. In fact it an essential ingredient in lots of you essential biochemistry. So blocking the production of cholesterol blocks many essential biochemical functions like your hormones and vitamin D production. However, the drugs do more than just that they stop the production of many other important chemicals your body needs to function every day such as Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 is essential to cellular metabolism and your daily energy requirements, that is if you feel tired or not. This is probably one of the reasons why statin dugs increase the rates of diabetes. It is also linked with the increased rates of muscle damage, aches and pains as well as memory and mind problems. In the years from 2004 to 2014 the FDA Adverse Events Databases reported that there were 36,605 reports of brain dysfunction which included memory impairment, transient cases of global amnesia, confusion, paranoia, disorientation, depression, and dementia related to statin use. This number is thought to represent only 1-10% of the true number of adverse drug reactions so it is more likely to be in the hundreds of thousands.
What makes this even worse is that cholesterol has never been shown to cause heart attack or stroke. The research all now shows that these conditions are inflammatory processes linked with oxidation and acidosis. Clearly and easily resolved with the right nutrition and lifestyle changes. NOT DRUGS
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